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UNICEF/UNI171262/Bindra
Background Reports

Ebola and Lessons for Development

As the Ebola crisis continues to unfold across West Africa and the international community belatedly responds, broader questions arise beyond the immediate challenges on the ground. These fundamentally challenge our understanding of ‘development’ as framed and practised in past decades.…
IDS
UNICEF/UNI176269/La Rose
Background Reports

Comparison of Social Resistance to Ebola Response in Sierra Leone and Guinea Suggests Explanations Lie in Political Configurations not Culture

Instead of looking to 'culture' to explain patterns of social resistance (as was common in the media and in the discourse of responding public health authorities) a comparison between Sierra Leone and Guinea suggests that explanations lie in divergent political…
Critical Public Health
2016
UNICEF/UNI141539/Matas
Background Reports

Where Are The Girls? Girls in Fighting Forces in Northern Uganda, Sierra Leone and Mozambique: Their Lives During and After War

This study contributes to what is currently known about the experiences of girls in fighting forces as distinct from those of boys. It is meant to assist policymakers in developing policies and programs to help protect and empower girls in…
International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development
2004
UNICEF/UNI178340/Naftalin
Background Reports

Ebola in the Context of Conflict Affected States and Health Systems: Case Studies of Northern Uganda and Sierra Leone

Ebola seems to be a particular risk in conflict affected contexts. All three of the countries most affected by the 2014-15 outbreak have a complex conflict-affected recent history. Other major outbreaks in the recent past, inNorthern Uganda and in the…
BioMed Central
2015
UNICEF/UNI169293/La Rose
Briefings

Sierra Leone’s Young Community Leaders Are Best Weapon Against Ebola

Foreign leaders discussing solutions to the Ebola epidemic must acknowledge the contribution made by local workers to reduce infection rates.
The Guardian
2015
UNICEF/UNI172225/Kesner
Briefings

Ebola Vaccine Trial in Sierra Leone Battles Against Fear and Logistics

Health workers face suspicion and a lack of cold storage as they test the Ebola vaccine and also try to reach children who have missed inoculations against other diseases.
The Guardian
2016
UNICEF/UNI172457/Bindra
Evidence Reviews

Research Update and Situation Analysis – Sierra Leone

The Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium is an ESPA1-funded research programme designed to deliver much-needed, cutting-edge science on the relationships between ecosystems, zoonoses, health and wellbeing with the objective of moving people out of poverty and promoting social…
ESPA
2013
UNICEF/UNI171270/Bindra
Briefings

Sierra Leone: Increasing Community Engagement for Ebola On-Air

WHO’s social mobilization team is using radio to reach communities with information about how to prevent the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone.
WHO
2015
UNICEF/UNI171262/Bindra
Briefings

Sierra Leone: Inspiring Confidence and Trust in Ebola Care

In Sierra Leone’s Magazine Wharf, there are mixed perceptions around Ebola response systems. Ambulance services are met with especial scepticism. Many fear that a trip in the ambulance will end in death in an Ebola treatment centre or holding unit.…
WHO
2015
UNICEF/UNI172243/Kesner
Briefings

Sierra Leone: Tracing Ebola in Tonkolili

When the Tonkolili District reported a new case of Ebola on 24 July 2015, it marked a change in the Sierra Leone Ebola response. A rapid response team was despatched to manage this new source of infection, the first case…
WHO
2015
UNICEF/UNI167507/Jallanzo
Evidence Reviews

Village Responses to Ebola Virus Disease and its Prevention

The present document is the eighth and final report in a series presenting descriptive results of a survey of responses to Ebola and Ebola control in 26 villages in all three provinces of rural Sierra Leone, fieldwork for which was…
Ebola Response Anthropology Platform
2015
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